18 September 2003
A YELLOW-GLAZED INCISED DRAGON BOWL
Yongzheng six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1723-1735)
The exterior finely incised with two dragons racing through scrolling tendrils of lotus blossoms in pursuit of flaming pearls above a band of conjoined ruyi heads, between double line borders above and encircling the foot below, all under a glaze of soft lemon-yellow tone, the interior glazed white
5¾in. (14.7cm.) diam.
Stephen Junkunc III.
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A very similar bowl is illustrated by J. Ayers, The Baur Collection: Chinese Ceramics, vol. III, Geneva, 1972, no. A449 and again in Sekai toji zenshu, vol. 15, Tokyo, 1983, pl. 258.
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